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Sweet potato history casts doubt on early contact between Polynesia and the Americas - Phys.Org

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 16:00

Phys.Org

Sweet potato history casts doubt on early contact between Polynesia and the Americas
Phys.Org
Detail of a flower of Ipomoea cordatotriloba, a close wild relative of sweet potato from South America. Credit: Pablo Munoz-Rodriguez. Evidence reported in the journal Current Biology on April 12 shows that sweet potatoes arose before there were any ...
Tests on Captain Cook's sweet potato fuel row over how crop reached PolynesiaThe Guardian
All by Itself, the Humble Sweet Potato Colonized the WorldNew York Times
Sweet Potato DNA Challenges Theory That Polynesians Beat Columbus to AmericaGizmodo
Ars Technica -Daily Democrat -Toronto Star
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In opioid epidemic, some cities strain to afford OD antidote - Tampabay.com

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:02

Tampabay.com

In opioid epidemic, some cities strain to afford OD antidote
Tampabay.com
In this Jan. 23, 2018 photo, Leah Hill, a behavioral health fellow with the Baltimore City Health Department, displays a sample of Narcan nasal spray in Baltimore. The overdose-reversal drug is a critical tool to easing America's coast-to-coast opioid ...
Onondaga County opioid overdose deaths fall 36 percentSyracuse.com
Surgeon General Supports Needle Exchanges To Limit Disease From Opioid CrisisWKU Public Radio
Medical pot might aid with opioid epidemicIndiana Gazette
KUNC -WKRN News 2 -Daily Journal -WLOS
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Three-month-old baby who died 'shaken and immersed in water by parents' - Belfast Telegraph

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:56

Belfast Telegraph

Three-month-old baby who died 'shaken and immersed in water by parents'
Belfast Telegraph
Ah'Kiell Walker was 17 weeks old when he suffered fatal injuries at his home in Gloucester. Police outside the home of Ah'Kiell Walker following his death in 2016. (Rod Minchin/PA). April 12 2018. 0 Comments. Three-month-old baby who died 'shaken and ...
Baby Born Four Years After Parents' DeathNewsmax
Baby born FOUR YEARS after his parents died in a car crashInformation-Analytic Agency NEWS.am
Baby born four years after parents killed in car crashITV News
The Guardian -BBC News -South China Morning Post
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Why doctors don't use alternatives to opioids - Washington Post

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:39

Washington Post

Why doctors don't use alternatives to opioids
Washington Post
As Congress deliberates how to respond to the surging opioid epidemic, a number of bills have been introduced to support the development and Food and Drug Administration approval of a non-opioid pain medication. But the problem in American medicine is ...
Our Opinion: Latest move in Hoosier opioid battleSouth Bend Tribune
Alternatives to opioids considered at Rockford pain management summitMyStateline.com

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Why doctors don't use alternatives to opioids - Washington Post

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:37

Washington Post

Why doctors don't use alternatives to opioids
Washington Post
As Congress deliberates how to respond to the surging opioid epidemic, a number of bills have been introduced to support the development and FDA approval of a non-opioid pain medication. But the problem in American medicine is not a lack of ...
Whatcom is suing these drug makers, saying they should help bear the cost of the opioid crisisThe Bellingham Herald
One nation overdosed, three things to understandDaily Herald
Our Opinion: Latest move in Hoosier opioid battleSouth Bend Tribune
STAT -MyStateline.com -The Commercial Appeal -KGMI
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The horrifying maternal mortality rate in Texas turned out to be wrong, but that's not the biggest issue - Popular Science

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:07

Popular Science

The horrifying maternal mortality rate in Texas turned out to be wrong, but that's not the biggest issue
Popular Science
Two years ago, you may have heard that Texas' maternal mortality rate had just doubled. No one was quite sure why—some blamed a recent shuttering of family-planning services, others a lack of concern for women's health generally—but it seemed most ...
A crummy drop-down menu appeared to kill dozens of mothers in TexasArs Technica
More questions than answers in Texas maternal mortality study, lawmakers sayBig Country Homepage
Errors spike Texas maternal mortality rateDenton Record Chronicle
Generocity -HPPR -The Star, Kenya -Women's eNews
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How OxyContin Kicked Off the Heroin Epidemic - Daily Beast

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:17

Daily Beast

How OxyContin Kicked Off the Heroin Epidemic
Daily Beast
The FDA was trying to make OxyContin safer. Instead, it accidentally launched a national crisis. Tanya Basu. 04.12.18 5:17 AM ET. Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast. Purdue Pharma's attempt to stem a mushrooming opioid crisis by reformulating ...
Run-ins with Carfentanil: The opioid 5000 times more potent than heroinFox News
Despite decline in prescriptions, opioid deaths skyrocketing due to heroin, synthetic drugsChicago Tribune
Opioid Epidemic and Heroin Addiction Explained By Heroindetoxclinics.comGlobeNewswire (press release)
Jewish Chronicle -News-Medical.net -YourErie -Medicine Hat News
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Night owls have 10% higher mortality risk, study says - CNN

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 08:11

CNN

Night owls have 10% higher mortality risk, study says
CNN
(CNN) If the early bird catches the worm, what is the night owl more likely to catch? According to a new study, it's diabetes, psychological problems and an increased risk of dying. The study, published Thursday in the journal Chronobiology ...
Notoriously Increased Early Mortality Risk Follows Late Risers By 10 Per CentDailyDemocratNews

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Night owls have 10% higher mortality risk, study says - CNN

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 08:11

CNN

Night owls have 10% higher mortality risk, study says
CNN
(CNN) If the early bird catches the worm, what is the night owl more likely to catch? According to a new study, it's diabetes, psychological problems and an increased risk of dying. The study, published Thursday in the journal Chronobiology ...
Night owls have higher risk of dying soonerMedical Xpress
When it comes to longevity, night owls are in trouble, study warnsSeattle Times
Late risers at increased risk of early death, study findsBBC News
Irish Times -Times LIVE -RTE.ie -Telegraph.co.uk
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New affordable hepatitis C combination treatment shows 97% cure rate - Medical Xpress

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 06:50

Newcanaanitect.com

New affordable hepatitis C combination treatment shows 97% cure rate
Medical Xpress
STORM-C-1 : SVR12 rates overall and per pre-defined sub groups-Intend to treat analysis. Credit: DNDi. An affordable hepatitis C combination treatment including the new drug candidate ravidasvir has been shown to be safe and effective, with extremely ...
Non-profit's $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84000 alternativeThe Guardian
New affordable hepatitis C combination shows 97% cure rateaidsmap

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How to help prevent the spread of rat lungworm disease - KHON2

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 04:19

KHON2

How to help prevent the spread of rat lungworm disease
KHON2
HONOLULU (KHON2) - Tests by the University of Hawaii found infected slugs and snails on every island in Hawaii except Lanai. Dr. Kenton Kramer, an associate professor at JAPSOM and a member of the Governor's Joint Task Force on Rat Lungworm Disease ...
Hawaii officials confirm 2 more rat lungworm infectionsWRAL.com
Two new cases of rat lungworm confirmedHawaii Tribune-Herald
Officials: NY adolescent contracts rat lungworm in HawaiiNewsday

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Suspected East County drug dealer charged in the death of a customer - fox5sandiego.com

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 01:25

fox5sandiego.com

Suspected East County drug dealer charged in the death of a customer
fox5sandiego.com
SAN DIEGO — A Lakeside gang member was charged Wednesday in the death of a 25-year-old woman he's accused of selling fentanyl. The woman was found dead from an overdose in her La Mesa home on January 23. Uriah Odish is the fourth suspected drug dealer ...
Lakeside Gang Member Indicted in Fentanyl Overdose DeathNBC 7 San Diego
Three women, all aged 20, are found dead after an 'accidental overdose on a drug combined with fentanyl' during a ...Daily Mail

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Colorado Health Department confirms surgical infections at Porter, but link to sterilization flaws unclear - The Denver Post

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 00:12

The Denver Post

Colorado Health Department confirms surgical infections at Porter, but link to sterilization flaws unclear
The Denver Post
The head of Colorado's Health Department announced Wednesday that officials have confirmed surgical infections in “a number of patients” at a Denver hospital at the center of an investigation into sterilization practices. The infections occurred ...
Porter Adventist Hospital To Resume Surgeries On ThursdayCBS Denver
Porter Adventist Hospital resuming surgeries Thursday9News.com KUSA
Porter Adventist Hospital resuming surgeries following sterilization breachThe Denver Channel
FOX31 Denver
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Talcum powder's links to cancer: What it really means - WTVA

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 22:39

NJ.com

Talcum powder's links to cancer: What it really means
WTVA
With yet another eye-popping talcum powder verdict against Johnson & Johnson, the healthcare product giant is making the headlines. I last wrote about the issue in 2016, in a column (which appears below this update) about a ruling against Johnson ...
NJ couple awarded $80M more in Johnson & Johnson baby powder cancer caseNJ.com
New Jersey couple awarded $117 million in talcum powder casefox6now.com
Baby powder nets banker with cancer an $80M verdictPhilly.com
Salt Lake City Weekly -WRVO Public Media -Washington Post -PR Newswire (press release)
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"Fake Weed" Laced With Rat Poison Has Killed 3 People And Made 115 Sick - BuzzFeed News

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 21:45

TIME

"Fake Weed" Laced With Rat Poison Has Killed 3 People And Made 115 Sick
BuzzFeed News
Three people have been arrested for allegedly selling synthetic cannabinoids, or fake weed, laced with rat poison. Posted on April 11, 2018, at 2:45 p.m.. Theresa Tamkins. BuzzFeed News Health Editor. Share On facebook Share · Share On vk Share · Share ...
Authorities eye rat poison as fake pot kills 3, leaves others bleeding from eyes, earsFox News
Fake Marijuana Likely Laced With Rat Poison Has Killed 3 People and Sickened More Than 100TIME
Synthetic Marijuana Tainted with Rat Poison Linked to 3 DeathsLive Science
Patch.com -Press Herald -The Daily Caller -FirstCoastNews.com WTLV-WJXX
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Navajo Nation Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Distributors and Manufacturers - KNAU Arizona Public Radio

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 21:07

KNAU Arizona Public Radio

Navajo Nation Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Distributors and Manufacturers
KNAU Arizona Public Radio
The Navajo Nation has filed a lawsuit against several companies that distribute and manufacture prescription opioids. KNAUs' Ryan Heinsius reports, overdose deaths in Indian County have increased rapidly in recent years. Navajo Nation Attorney General ...
Navajo Nation lawsuit blames opioid makers for overdose deaths, addictionAZCentral.com
Navajo Nation Sues 'Opioid Supply Chain'Daily Beast
Navajo Nation Judge Weighs Jurisdiction Of Church LawsuitsUtah Public Radio

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Zika May Linger in Semen for Shorter Period Than Thought: Study - HealthDay

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 21:04

HealthDay

Zika May Linger in Semen for Shorter Period Than Thought: Study
HealthDay
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Guidelines in place for protecting against the sexual transmission of Zika virus need to be re-evaluated, based on a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC currently ...
Risk of Zika infection through sex may last only a monthABC News
Fighting mosquito-spread viruses from the inside-outMedical Xpress
UNE researcher warns of Zika risk ahead of spring break travelWGME
STAT -Orlando Weekly (blog) -Healthcare Journal -Pharmaceuticals News
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Vaccine Shows Promise for Peanut Allergies - R & D Magazine

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:47

R & D Magazine

Vaccine Shows Promise for Peanut Allergies
R & D Magazine
A new nasal vaccine has shown the ability to address peanut allergies in mice after just three monthly doses, providing hope that a similar treatment could someday prove effective on humans dealing with peanut allergies. The immunization redirected how ...
Mom who let four-year-old eat a PB&J in a shopping cart branded a monster by parenting forumSFGate
Nasal Mist Vaccine Suppresses Peanut Allergy in MiceLaboratory Equipment
Therapeutic Vaccine Suppresses Peanut AllergiesGenetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Newsmax -Daily Mail -Allergic Living -wwlp.com
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You Are More Likely to Die Young if You Live in These 5 States - Newsweek

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 19:05

Newsweek

You Are More Likely to Die Young if You Live in These 5 States
Newsweek
Although the overall death rates in the U.S. have declined since 1990, the latest analysis revealed that five states have seen an increase of more than 10 percent in the probability of death between ages 20 and 55. This finding is just one highlight of ...
Study: Minnesota ranks fourth in life expectancyGrand Forks Herald
Study: Oklahoma Among The Worst States For Life Expectancynews9.com KWTV
10 states with the highest, lowest life expectancyBecker's Hospital Review
Science Daily -WUSF News
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Healing process after breast cancer surgery may trigger cancer to spread, study says - USA TODAY

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 18:14

USA TODAY

Healing process after breast cancer surgery may trigger cancer to spread, study says
USA TODAY
U.S. health officials are starting the largest randomized study in decades to tell if 3-D mammogram really improves screening for breast cancer. (December 7) AP. AP MAMMOGRAM GUIDELINES A FILE USA TX. In this file photo, a radiologist compares ...
Study: Healing after breast cancer surgery may cause tumor reoccuranceUPI.com
Day of Hope 2018: Breast cancer survivor Jeri Vogt says education is keyLompoc Record
Cancer treatment can spread after breast cancer surgeryWeek Facts
Fraser Coast Chronicle -Santa Maria Times -indiablooms -Brinkwire (press release)
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